I decided to do workouts that I enjoy:
- 1/4 mile repeats;
- hill repeats;
- stair repeats;
- CrossFit-style workouts;
- and a few others, like cycling (nothing regimented), stair stepper or treadmill hill walking (if I am at the gym and not running). Of course, I do a lot of walking and hiking as well for recreation and tourism.
The result? I have been consistent, maybe slightly more so because of my enjoyment. My general fitness has definitely improved, most obvious in my resistance training workouts. I measure and log many of these, for example:
- 100 burpees for time;
- maximum number of sit-ups or walking lunges in 10 minutes;
- dumbbell swings and sit ups x50, 40, 30, 20, 10 for time.
Over a span of 2-3 months, I improved my performance in nearly every workout. I also noticed that my recovery times improved and I felt really strong while running too, although I have not completed a 5k time trial recently for objective proof.
I also got new road running shoes--new gear always helps with motivation, right?